Here's what you can find in today's newspaper.
• County schools report 'very positive' financial audits • Calaveras judge election draws 3 • County to apply for hotel loan • Work begins on Sonora's new fast-food restaurant • Suspect gets public defender • Sierra Views: Beat goes on for Sonora drummer • Diesel trucks regulations may ease up in the Mother Lode • Keeping smiles bright • Vital Stats
• Cats fall to WR in VOL opener • King on the court: Columbia chops down Sequoias to open league • Hoyt thrilled with CVC opener, excited with Jumpers • S'ville grapplers submit Argonaut •
• Experts give advice on what, when and how to prune trees and shrubs • Elevation a big influence on garden choices • A day in the life: Designer plans for busy new year • Snapshots
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